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*Portfolio Piece*

I drew this two years ago. Why I havn't uploaded it until now is a mystery even to me.

The work is suposed to reflect the music I was listening to when I drew the piece. Contrary to the title, it wasn't jazz... :(
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beleave Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
intriguing slice of your mind. i recommend trying this sort of thing more often. shrugs, i think abstract expressionism when experiencing another medium especially music produces surprising results and insights (and natch, sometimes crap, but what doesn't?)
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byalicia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
i love this! it's so full of rhythm and energy! but can i ask which was the music that you were listening to? curiosity...
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orense Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
nice
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Decsi-filth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
yes i love jazz... futuristic cosmic super jazz
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Ar-Zimraphel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Yay for abstract! Sounds like a really cool assigment. Gonna have to try it sometime. :)
I like the different techniques you used here - the bold lines versus the soft shading that you used in spots is very effective and interesting to see. Nice work!
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Quarl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank! :lol:
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Ar-Zimraphel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
:D
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Ryan516 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
This reminds me of my earlier days as a travling salesman in the midwest in the 1920's. Of coarse back then i sold little nick-nacks like socks and one-zy pajamas.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yeah. I miss those days...when a nickle could buy you a loaf of bread, and you'd still have ten cents left over to your shoes shined...
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Fusible Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
i think its more bebop than jazz ;p

but all in all ith realy good...
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Actually, I drew it while listening to Indy Rock. But all in all, I can see where you can make the connections :)

BE BOP 4 LIFE
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zardo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Photographer
a very abstract view of jazz but it's very nice :)
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
thanks you :lol:
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EatSoftBacon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Great abstract work you have here. So much going on in this, and i love how the composition flows.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Gray-Ghost-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Its like you brought the music to life visually with movement and pattern! :wow: :love:
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
That was the aim! Thanks for the Taffy comment! :hug:
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gordanbevels Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006   Writer
Hey there, i remember this from those two years ago. You were in my class with Mr. Leiberman.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Mr. Leiberman is weired and smells funny. Keen memory :)
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MrBallistic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
2 years ago!! I underestimated you as an artist.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hey, it's not that im bad. It's that im lazy! Honest! :)
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MrBallistic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
I said it was ausome.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Actualy, you said that you under estimated me ;)
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MrBallistic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Which is a good thing. Because i now see you are a much better artist than i thought. And this was made 2 years ago!
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
indeed. :lol:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
I really like the details and movement in the composition. Fine linework and stylization. Solid mood piece. Very dynamic imagery.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks Mr. tiamat :)
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006   Traditional Artist
You're welcome:).
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xicantiemyshoes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
i love love love this! reminds me of the jazz project i was supposed to do for one of my art classes, which also happened to be two years ago.

the entire rhythm, unity, and balance of the peice is wonderful!
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Glad you like it. Just wondering, what do you mean by "was supposed to do?" lol
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xicantiemyshoes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
well. i did one like it. but it didn't turn out well because it was two years ago and i was quite young. so. yes.
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hrm. Im not sure if thats a good way to look at you're art. Despite that fact that it was an earlier work of your's, you still have to at least respect what you've done. You're past creations are what guide you to the artist you are today. I have some drawings I did from way back in pre school. It's so indredible putting my first self pertrait next to my modern one.

Also, it's really great when your able to understand how you've progressed as an artist. I remember, back in middle school, I hated the idea of animating. I put it as far away from my mind as possible. Now, a senior in high school, I wish I had picked up on it sooner. My animations would be so awsome by now.

Dunno. I guess it's just a matter of opinion, but whatever you do, don't forget you're roots. Keep all of you're art and cherish it, because it will connect you to the past for years to come.
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xicantiemyshoes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
i may not completely love the peice i have done, i don't consider it one of my better peices, however, i still do know that it helped me become an artist i am now. it was one of my first paintings. and i do know the style of it was completly carried over to what i do today.

i really must agree with you- it is truely amazing how in high school, everyone's art progresses and usually how artists can totally see the change (because we're usually the ones who keep something thats aesthetically pleasing to our eyes, even when we're young).

you really should take a class on animating if you like it so much, even if it might be too late. i'm not sure where you live, but where i do there's so many art colleges/centers around that i consider myself extreamly lucky.

i do wish that i have also taken some classes in the past such a a figure drawing class or a photography class (considering i love people and taking photos of them) but right now i only am able to work digitally. and as a junior in high school, i am running out of time before the AP art program starts in the summer.

i do very much enjoy this conversation :D
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Im glad you have an apreciation for your art. Always a good thing lol.

What I want to know is why your school has an AP art program in the summer? Most AP classes are really hard and take a full year of work. Is your school crazy advanced or something?

Also, I'm not fully interested in taking an animation class. One of the reasons why I hated the idea in middle school was because of a really bad after school program where all we did was draw flip books. We wern't even "good" artists yet, so alot of the animations were really poor. However, that hasn't stopped me from teaching myself. I've posted a few animations here on deviant art using flash. Check em out.
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xicantiemyshoes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
i'm like 95% sure you're supposed to pick up a list of objectives to complete over the summer at the end of your junior year and even though at my school the AP program is only a half a year (because of block schedualing) everyone mainly comes in to get portfolio things done for the rest of the year.

i promise you i will check out all your animations, just at the moment i've been doing homework and i'm very lucky i even got on the computer. don't worry though, you'll see a shitload of comments from me soon ;D
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Quarl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
lol, k.

Your art department sounds way differnt than mine. I live in East Hampton (of the allustrius Hamptons) so as you can imagine, they spoil us with fan cy materials and cool computers. We have a very linier cousre system thing. Yours sounds more openended and free.
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